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Encore ENUWI-N3 Wireless Adapter plus internal broadcom adapter issues

Discussion in 'Networking' started by psych_funatic, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. psych_funatic

    psych_funatic Thread Starter

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    Hey,
    I have two problems so i will explain the scenario then number out the issue. I had a new hard drive installed, when i booted the laptop, it worked well. The wifi in my area is very low so I was told I can use a wireless adpter to "boost" the signal strength received. I was given a Encore ENUWI-N3 Wireless Adapter to use. I installed the utility program from the official website and the computer still did not recognise the device, so I deleted the program. I then lost connection to the internet, and at the time i thought the wifi can dropped (i later realised that was not the case since my phone's wifi was still connected). I then reinstalled the software ( the executible file was saved on the harddrive), and it give me the same message that there are no drivers for the adapter.

    I shifted my attention to my failed internet connection, after troubleshooting it give me a error 28 message stating that there were no drivers installed for the Broadcom wireless adapter that is internally installed. I tried a system restore to before i tried installing the Encore adapter, and still nothing, the system continued to give me the same message and it registered in the "device manager" as unknown device named "ethernet controller" with a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I have been able to borrow a laptop and download the LAN adapter fron the ACER support website, and although it had no "set up.exe" file visible i was able to get the adapter to read the zip file and then the system recognised the adapter. HOWEVER, still NO internet connection.I can see the available networks, but it just would not connect to any. WHY??? :(


    I have you posted a website to get the driver for the external adapter in an older thread about a year ago, so i shall try and see if it works.(#2)

    #1 My laptop still does not connect to the internet although i have installed the LAN and wireless adapter drivers from the website.

    the adapter specs: Broadcom
    Hardware Id: pci ven_14e4&dev_1692&subsys_033d1025&rev_01
    Computer model: Acer Aspire 5736z- 4460
    windows 7 ultimate

    PS: before this whole mishap, I remember that in the device manager, under the network adapter there was "WAN miniport......PPOE" something something; my brain failed to pay attention to anything after this point. The "WAN miniport" is no longer there. :(
    Please Help. Thanks in advance​

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  2. TerryNet

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    What is the purpose of all those links at the end of your post?

    What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters?

    What, if any, warnings or errors (yellow or red) flags are anywhere in Device Manager?

    While trying to connect by both ethernet and Wi-Fi ...

    Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

    Also show ...

    Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
    Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
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